01 July 2017

Cropability of the modern Canon APS-C / Crop Sensor Camera

Cropability of the modern Canon APS-C / Crop Sensor CameraA few weeks ago I did a demonstration on the cropability of the Canon EOS 6D paired with the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens.

I did a similar crop demonstration with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens.

The two cropped images below from a modern 20 Mega-pixel Canon crop-sensor body illustrates the extreme cropping capability of the non full frame sensor (in retaining a fair amount of acceptable detail).

Each cropped image with the original RAW file just saved as a JPG.. Some post-processing and noise reduction in Lightroom 6 on the crops.


Cape Town Shooting Location
Woodbridge Island, Cape Town


Canon Equipment Used

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II Body 
  • Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens

Camera / Lens Settings

  • Manual Mode: ISO 500 / f/5.6 / 1/ 5000s @ 400mm
  • Multi-Shot / AI Servo
  • Zone AF
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Cropability of the modern Canon APS-C / Crop Camera
Cropped Image : Canon 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens

Cropability of the modern Canon APS-C / Crop Camera
Uncropped Image : Canon 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens

Cropability of the modern Canon APS-C / Crop Camera
Cropped Image : Canon 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens

Cropability of the modern Canon APS-C / Crop Camera
Uncropped Image : Canon 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens

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